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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh gosh yes! About 7 years ago, I walked into a dealership, prepared to plunk down $65K in cash for a new car. Although the over-the-top salesy flash was there, I overlooked that. The car salesman was engaging the first couple of minutes but, then kept taking calls on his cell phone - personal calls. 

I'm quite patient but, just could not get past his incessant phone conversations so, I politely left.

I'm SO thankful that I did because I saved about $25K, buying a newer car (not quite a year old) with under 5K miles with all of the bells & whistles from a dealer in Iowa! The dealer couldn't have been more attentive and even had the car & title delivered the following week with an agreement that I would wire the funds as soon as I checked out the car & was pleased with it.

Until this past week, I've done nothing but, maintenance on the car - it's been a dream and as crazy as it seems to buy a car from across the country, I WILL be buying another car from that salesman in Iowa!

May 08, 2018 01:40 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Car salesman.  I showed him the car I want.  I had researched it, rented one from Avis for a couple of weeks, my mind was made up.

     The sales guy starts in:

         "You don't want to buy THAT car... let me you show THIS amazing new vehicle, the technology is incredible!"  

      "No, I specifically came for THAT car."

     "Sure, Chief, but let me tell you first about the technology of THIS car!"

     "I don't want technology, I want a long wheelbase and a powerful engine; I want THAT car".

     "I hear you, but THIS car has features..."

     Me:  "'Wait a minute, my phone is buzzing.  Hello?  Now?  Sure, I will be right there'.  'Sorry, Sales Guy, I gotta run, I'll be back later'".    

    No my phone was not really buzzing.  I just wanted to leave.  I bought a car from another dealer.

May 08, 2018 01:48 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Most sales people use ego bravado and pushiness to overcome their insecurities which doesn't work. That's a yes. I'm super sweet to deal with too. I really am. But if you start treating me like a dumb girl you're done. And I can smell your fear. LMAO

May 08, 2018 12:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I can't cite any specific situations but "walking out" is a part of my modus operandi...

Childish? Perhaps but that's me. Deal with it. . .

May 08, 2018 01:34 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Yesterday, I showed an "owner-agent" home...she was home.  She started the "sell" before we even got through the front door...about the vip that lived next door and what she sold in the neighborhood etc.  Brag, Brag, Brag.

As we went into the kitchen, she said the kitchen was brand new...cough, cough.  The counter top was new granite. However the cabinets were OLD. It was chipped laminate with loose handles...I bet it was at least 10 years old.  

When we started to leave, she cornered the buyers to ask how they liked her house...in the car one buyer commented that she would never buy that house because of the agents "hard sell"...


May 08, 2018 01:05 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Oh my goodness, yes. About 12 years ago we had an insurance guy come to our home (invited) to go over insurance with us. We were literally going to buy it and he did everything wrong. I honestly can't remember all the details anymore because it was so long ago, but we sent him away and were bummed because we actually wanted to buy the insurance. Also, solicitors who call - I'm generally pretty generous because I know they are doing their job, but if someone can't waiver from their 'learned' pitch and just talk to me, answer my questions, respect my time, or send me material I can go over at a later date to think about it, generally it doesn't go over well. 

Over the years we have learned a lot about how to go about our personal "sales" business by the things that turn us off as consumers. -Kasey

May 08, 2018 12:40 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have walked away from overly pushing car salesmen more than once. And timeshare salesmen (they were men always).

May 08, 2018 12:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I do not have an interesting story.

May 08, 2018 12:35 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Countless times. Funny when you are in a business that relies on sales it is so easy to get turned off by a pushy or incompetent salesperson. I could cite numerous instances, but I will just use this one.

Less than 1 hour ago the carpet installers left my house. They did a good job. But before choosing the company that did my install I shopped around to several other companies. We almost went with another company, but I just could not get past the BS that the salesperson was giving me regarding the sale and installation. She had the product I wanted, but I didn't buy from her. In the end, I am happier with my choice.

May 08, 2018 12:33 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

An automotive sales person has turned me off more than once John Bear . No need to go into details.

May 08, 2018 12:31 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Absolutely! In fact you are thinking while the 'pitch' is going on that the guy is so lame it's painful. I've usually decided to already buy the product so most of what he thinks is interesting is boring me to tears.

Case in point for a video email service (???), guy shows me the most 3rd grade videos that people are sending to their clients for referrals. We were on a dual screen presentation & here's me with my hand holding up my face, eyes rolling & no smile on what was supposed to be a joke. 


May 08, 2018 03:07 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

whenever I feel pressured, I'm no longer interested..... I have no specifics, but it happens often... especially by phone.... 

May 08, 2018 02:42 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

When you are on the fence any pushy sales person will turn me off. When you push I push back in a radical way......

May 08, 2018 01:41 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

A few years ago I wanted a new luxury car that had to be ordered, went to a dealership nearby and meet with the "top" salesman with his many trophies and plaques filling his office. I made it clear what I wanted, but for some reason he kept pushing me to buy a used vehicle, that I didn't want, I left.

Sometime later I was in NYC and seen a local luxury car dealer ad in a magazine, I called and within a few minutes I had a deal, I paid for the car in full without ever visiting the dealer. The car arrived in my home state several months later, I was very pleased with that purchase.

May 08, 2018 01:22 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The rule: people buy from people first. Being good "people" helps this along

May 08, 2018 01:18 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I have walked out of countless restaurants and stores too many times to remember!

May 08, 2018 12:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We buy from people we like, and there are a few people out there that I would not buy from.

May 08, 2018 05:17 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Oh yes, happens. Sometimes they talk themselves out of a sale. They had me and then.... wait long enough... and "bam", they hari kari themselves on the sale.


May 08, 2018 05:15 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, because there is always Amazon or Zappo's whe I wanted to try a pair of shoes.  No lip and next day I had the shoes.  A

May 08, 2018 02:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm sure... but can't remember any specific circumstances... I think I just put those out of my mind and move on.

May 08, 2018 01:41 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


May 08, 2018 03:24 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, and long long story

May 08, 2018 07:46 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I told a car salesman to watch me as I left his lot and bought from his neighbor-competitor once.

More or less the same company, but I stormed off Toyota and purchased at Lexus and then drove the car through the jerks lot. 

He was a motor-mouth that would not listen, didn't ask me any questions nor did he shut up.

You have to do that once, buy in spite. (Kept the car for 4 year too).

May 08, 2018 07:09 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yep, but I stayed anyway becasue the price for quality was so good. He was a Dick though.

May 08, 2018 07:05 PM
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Absolutely, and regularly.

On the reverse side, My son's father-in-law was a regular customer of a local dealer and had recently purchased another new car. My son later asked about a car there, got a price he didn't like and walked out. His father-in-law reamed the dealer and my son was taken care of in the end, all unbeknown to me. I'd been researching a new model and coincidental ended up at the same dealer. I gave the my name, the sales manager looked at me, and gave me the best price I'd gotten so far for this car. I bought it and  didn't find out "the rest of the story" until later... 


May 08, 2018 06:58 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I went into "Best Buy" once to purchase a rock-bottom computer for my sister-in-law. Nothing fancy. Little bit of word processing, internet and email. I find a very reasonably priced desktop and ask a very young sales person if she'd give me a hand. Now this was a just out of or possibly Senior year Highschool kid. VERY little retail experience. But "Best Buy" had her trained. She immediately tried to steer me to a more expensive desktop. I told her I didn't have a need for the extra features. She said o.k. and I said I'll take this bare bones computer. She then asked me if I'd like to purchase a protection plan. I said no to this. She then looked at me and said, "Do you realize these are made in China with used parts?". I was stunned. How could such a cute, innocent clerk say such a cynical thing. If I'd bought with the protection plan I bet she NEVER would have said, 'You shouldn't buy this as its made in China with used parts'. First why is "Best Buy" marketing computers made with used parts and why is this young girl being asked to make this statement just to sell a protection plan (which was almost the cost of the desktop!). 

May 08, 2018 06:48 PM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Yep  A Loan officer. Discussed options and he told me I was really dumb because I didn't want the 1% interest laon that jumped to 8% a few years later.  He told me- Just refinance when you get to that point....

Of course, a few years later, you couldn't refinance because of the downturn in the prices of homes here in So CAL.

I did not use this loan officer and I got my solid 30 year fixed.  no problems. 

May 08, 2018 05:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, was inquiring about a product for my business, and the salesman was so SALESY I just could not hang up quick enough.

May 10, 2018 01:17 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Absolutely! Looking for weed control service and one service the salesperson was so insulting I just could not work with him at all.  He continued to call me daily sometimes 5 times a day even after telling him I have signed up with another company.  Then his boss called me (on speaker phone) and said he wanted to speak with my husband because I made the wrong decision by not using them for my lawn service.  I told him to never call me again and if he did I would report him.  I blocked his # in my phone.

May 09, 2018 05:18 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Oh yes, lots of times.

May 09, 2018 05:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yep, when purchasing a car. Was going to buy a Lexus but the salesperson was so arrogant I left and bought an Acura. Have to thank that guy!

May 09, 2018 05:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


May 09, 2018 05:11 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A car salesman where i was driving by, saw what i wanted. Just coming from a weekend at teh beach was in my bathing suit. The salesman would not help me. Despite telling him i wanted to see that SUV and was ready to buy, he said he did not have time. I left. Later in the week found one at a different dealer so drove there to show him my new car. 

May 09, 2018 05:06 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not kiss and tell 


May 08, 2018 11:34 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Bear - this happens many times when the buyer is ready to write an offer on my listing and the buyer's agent wants to find out why he or she should not buy this home.

May 08, 2018 09:43 PM